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School has a relaxed country feel to it. On the day we visited, pancake races were in full swing in the playground and children and teachers were having a ball. One mother we spoke to felt Garrad’s Road was less...

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School has a relaxed country feel to it. On the day we visited, pancake races were in full swing in the playground and children and teachers were having a ball. One mother we spoke to felt Garrad’s Road was less academic than its...

Principal

Lady Katharine Colquhoun BEd (50s). Has a rather regal manner but her vision has seen this school mushroom from humble beginnings (handful of children in a local Methodist Church), to a thriving empire with over 600 pupils (as well as 200 boys at Northcote Lodge – the brother school down the road). ‘She’s remarkable,’ one parent told us. ‘Inflexible at times, and you have to toe the line with her, but she is seriously impressive.’ Lady Colquhoun knows she has an able team behind her and believes the ability to delegate, which she

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Special Education Needs

Should a child seem to be struggling with any aspect of their work, it shall be discussed with the parents to discover whether they are experiencing similar difficulties or facing other problems at home. The teacher works together with the family to help the child with extra activities to help them over the hurdles they face. If further need is required the child will be assessed in-house by The Learning Support staff which may lead to small group, or individual lessons, to help with aspects of reading, writing, handwriting, tracking and number work etc. This will help establish which areas need special attention. We may also recommend further tests for hearing and sight as well as educational assessments. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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